Letters, Feb. 25, 1946

What For?

Sirs:

In your issue of TIME, Dec. 31, you mentioned G.I. Joe as an unwilling hero "not knowing what he was fighting for." What crass ignorance that exemplifies!

Perhaps it was the fact that G.I. Joe knew what he was fighting for which made for so much bitterness in the foxholes and in the tents. For three years we have been associated with nothing but G.I. Joes, and it seems to be common knowledge to even those of us who have been assigned as permanent latrine orderly in the officers' area because of a "lack of capabilities in any other field" that...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!